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Latrodectus variolus Walckenaer, 1837

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

Old names and synonyms

Latrodectus curacaviensis


USA, Canada

Establishment status in New Zealand

Not established

Links to:

- taxonomic page;
- image gallery (female/male unavailable).


Kaston BJ 1970. Comparative biology of American black widow spiders. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 16: 33-82.

McCrone JD, Levi HW 1964. North American widow spiders of the Latrodectus curacviensis group (Araneae: Theridiidae). psyche 71: 12-27.

Platnick NI 2013. The world spider catalog, version 14.0. American Museum of Natural History, online at http://research.amnh.org/entomology/spiders/catalog/index.html DOI: 10.5531/db.iz.0001.